Red numbers on whiteWith a subject as far-reaching in terms of style and age as English Literature, it can be difficult  to know where to begin in terms of preparatory reading.

Successful applicants for English demonstrate a voracious appetite for literature, but to help you focus your reading, we have compiled recommended books of literary criticism, as well as key texts throughout the literature periods studied in Oxford and Cambridge. Read more for our Oxbridge English reading lists, compiled by our expert English tutors.


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